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Grace Williamson

Grace Williamson, Editor-in-Chief

Grace Williamson is the 2020-2021 Editor-in-Chief of Eagle Nation Online. This is her third year on the school newspaper, and she was previously the 2019-2020 sports editor. She plans to strengthen the newspaper as a team, and help promote brilliant reporting and coverage this year. Following graduation, she plans to major in criminal justice at a currently undecided college. When she is not working in the newsroom at school, you can probably find her spending time with her dog, Newt. For any questions, you can reach her at willigra002@k12.prosper-isd.net or prosper.eaglenationonline@gmail.com.

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Coated in ice, the pond at the front of the Star Trail neighborhood development in Prosper sits peacefully blanketed in snow. Last week, large sections of Texas were hit with a snowstorm that caused power outages and water issues. In Prosper, the entire school district was closed Feb. 11-19.

Eagle Brief: Feb. 22-26

February 22, 2021
As she prepares to hit a forehand, senior Brooke Hallauer keeps her eye on the ball. The team played in the Rock Hill Invitational tournament and competed against teams from the surrounding areas. Next week, the team competes in the McKinney two-day tournament Feb. 12-13.

Eagle Brief: Feb. 8-12

February 8, 2021
Basking in the sunshine, senior Emma Hutchinson holds up a smiley face sticker she received from a Hope Squad member. The Hope Squad handed out stickers and candy while greeting students and teachers entering the high school the morning of Feb. 1. This week is Hope Week, which includes creative dress up days and involvement for all students.

Eagle Brief: Feb. 1-5

February 1, 2021
Hope Squad has organized Hope Week Feb. 1-5. Dress up days are encouraged for students to participate in.  The final day will be Red Day to support American Heart Month.

Eagle Brief: Jan. 25-29

January 25, 2021
Prosper Wrestling Academy head wrestling coach Sam Iturrino explains the rules and guidelines of the USA wrestling tournament on Saturday, Jan. 16 in the Prosper Arena. The local academy hosted the tournament that had more than 700 wrestlers from around Texas and the country. Prosper Wrestling Academy was founded in 2020 when Rock Hill High School opened and the only club wrestling team in Prosper became affiliated with Rock Hill, leaving Prosper High School without a  club to train the up-and-coming wrestlers until the new academy opened.

Eagle Brief: Jan. 19-22

January 19, 2021
Standing beside their entries, members of the Prosper FFA chapter show off their winnings. FFA members competed on Friday, Jan. 8, at the Collin County Livestock Show in both floral arrangement competitions and plant growing competitions. Several students took home ribbons, including junior Brooke Black who in addition to winning first place in the symmetrical silk arrangement competition, also won reserve champion of the entire show.

Eagle Brief: Jan. 11-15

January 12, 2021
Gleaming in the morning sun, the digital sign in front of the high school welcomes students back to the first school day after winter break Jan. 5. Teachers returned previously to a work day Jan. 4. Eagle Nation Online returns to regular publishing Jan. 5.

Eagle Brief: Jan. 5-8

January 5, 2021
Hands on her head, junior Jordyn Hererra watches her teammates on the soccer field. Hererra has faced an injury this season but still cheers her friends on from the sidelines at games and scrimmages. Prosper's varsity girls soccer team won their first scrimmage against Rock Hill High School on Wednesday, Dec. 9.

Eagle Brief: Dec. 14-18

December 14, 2020
Sitting still for the artist, a young girl receives a holiday face painting. The annual

Eagle Brief: Dec. 7-11

December 7, 2020
Greeting students that enter the Nest, the annual Hope Squad pumpkin shows off student signatures. The pumpkin is used for students to express what they are grateful for this year. Thanksgiving break will start Nov. 23, and school will return Nov. 30.

Eagle Brief: Nov. 20-30

November 20, 2020
As the theatre department prepares for their upcoming winter show, senior Grayson Aron tunes his guitar. The theatre department will film their virtual December show this week.

Eagle Brief: Nov. 16-20

November 16, 2020
Beaming through the morning mist, the sun rises over Erwin park in McKinney, Texas. Sometimes found practicing at Erwin park, the cross country team competed at district Oct. 30, and sophomore Dawson Svoboda placed as the district champion. The team will race against the 6A Division I in the region championship Nov. 10.

Eagle Brief: Nov. 9-13

November 9, 2020
Gathering after their matches, junior Maegan Flaherty and
senior Delia Luna stand alongside coaches Tony Cooper and Sion King. Luna placed 4th and Flaherty placed 5th in their weight classes. The girls and boys team competed in the USA Wrestling Preseason National Tournament in Des Moines, Iowa,
with senior LJ Richardson placing 5th
and senior Chase Parham placing 8th for the boys' team.

Eagle Brief: Nov. 2-6

November 2, 2020
With ribbons lining the hallway, the school honors Red Ribbon Week Oct. 26 through Oct. 29. Red Ribbon week was created to spread drug abuse awareness, and provide tools for prevention. Student council has created dress up days for this week to promote awareness.

Eagle Brief: Oct. 26-29

October 26, 2020
Following through on his backhand, junior Drew John returns his opponent's ball. The tennis team starts their district tournament this week. They will face-off against Denton Braswell on Monday, Oct. 19 at 4:30 at the PHS courts.

Eagle Brief: Oct. 19-23

October 20, 2020
Starting off the foggy morning invitational, senior Abishai Aryee catches up to her competition. Placing No. 12 in the varsity women's 5-kilometer run, Aryee ran a final time of 20 minutes and 44 seconds. Junior Aubrey O'Connell won the 5,000-meter race with a time of 17:53.62.

Eagle Brief: Oct. 13-16

October 13, 2020
Head swim coach Trey Sullivan stands with sophomore Bailee Nelson before their meet on Wednesday, Sept. 30. The team defeated Plano Senior High School. Swim will face off against Lovejoy at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 7 at the PISD Natatorium.

Eagle Brief: Oct. 5-9

October 5, 2020
Junior varsity and varsity football teams run into the MPF to finish practice indoors. The teams walked through their plays out on the field for their games on Thursday and Friday. Both teams have practiced to play their first game of the season against Prestonwood Christian Academy.

Eagle Brief: Sept. 21-25

September 21, 2020
Hope Squad students write reminders on the windows in the halls. Hope Squad wrote these messages during Suicide Prevention Week, but also writes them frequently as a reminder for students. “During class we walk around and write positive things” Hope Squad member Junior Alyssa Clark said.  “We hope these uplift people’s days.”

Eagle Brief: Sept. 14-18

September 14, 2020
The staff of the Prosper Fire Department stand heads bowed in remembrance of the lives lost in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. This fire station is located on East First Street. Community members in attendance were asked to comply with social distancing guidelines.

Eagle Brief: Sept. 8-11

September 11, 2020
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